Blue Lake is located north of Muskegon, Michigan,
in the Manistee National Forest and on the shore
of Little Blue Lake. The Campus sits in the middle
of 1,400 acres of preserved forest containing large
white and red pine, oak, and maple trees. Students
walk Canterbury Lane, Blue Lake’s main footpath,
to reach classes throughout the campus. In all,
Blue Lake maintains more than 275 rustic buildings,
shelters, and cabins.
The Health Lodge
Blue Lake’s health lodge operates 24 hours a day and
offers basic first-aid care and medication storage
for campers. The camp nurse and qualified staff are
available throughout the day and emergency care
facilities are just minutes away.
Campers eat meals with their cabin mates and
share in the clean-up duties. Nutritious meals with
vegetarian options are served by a professional
food staff. Also available to campers is a salad bar
containing fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, and an
assortment of salads and breads. Please go to Health and Medical Care for more information on dietary restrictions.
Located in the Manistee National Forest, Blue
Lake prides itself in maintaining a clean and
natural setting for its students. All campers help
to preserve its beauty by pitching in on Camp
Sweeps, such as picking up litter or collecting
fallen branches for a campfire. Cabins and units are
assigned areas of the camp to help keep clean.
On the Air
The broadcast studios of Blue Lake Public Radio, WBLV 90.3 in Muskegon and WBLU 88.9 in Grand Rapids, are located on the campus of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Campers often have the opportunity to attend live broadcasts at William Stewart Memorial Music Shell.
Old Time Music
While at camp, many students will visit Blue
Lake’s Museum to learn the history of their own
instruments. You never know what sounds you’ll
hear in the Museum–anything from a didgeridoo to
a Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle.
Blue Lake’s Camp Store, "The Happy Camper"
Located in Central Park, the camp store offers a wide
assortment of refreshments as well as souvenirs,
gifts, uniform items, and basic supplies. Recordings
and photographs of camper ensembles are also
available for purchase at the conclusion of your
session. You can even buy your sweetheart a flower
for the dance.